Got old film? Send it to the Rescued Film Project!

Film developed from WWII soldierWhile collecting old cameras at flea markets, Levi Bettwieser kept finding abandoned film. He decided to develop it, and eventually founded the Rescued Film Project. Most of us think that film expires, but Bettwieser has developed film as far back as 1930s.

For instance, over 70 years ago, a World War II soldier filled 31 rolls of film and never developed them. The Rescued Film project developed the photos and has shared them here.

Rescued Film ProjectOf the tens of thousands of photos the Rescued Film project has developed, 99% are from unknown sources or unknown photographers. You, too, can send old film to the Rescued Film Project. They will develop the film and email you a digital copy of all discernible images for your personal use. Film processing and scanning can take up to 18 months.

Curiously, Bettwieser himself says he takes fewer pictures after founding Rescued Film. He notes, “Every image in The Rescued Film Project, at some point, was special for someone.  Each frame reflects a moment that was intended to be remembered.” The value of each frame made film less ephemeral than the trillions of digital pictures we take today. The next revolution in photography may be artificial intelligence that sorts through our photos to identify the most interesting, best composed, and most important photos in our lives.

New Jewelry or Keepsake Box at dotphoto

Jewelry or Keepsake Box at dotphoto

Lined with soft vanilla felt, the Jewelry & Keepsake Box is perfect for your earrings, watch, baby keepsakes and other valuables.  The ceramic tile on top displays your cherished photo or fine art. Customize for women or men — or for special occasions like weddings, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and holidays. The Jewelry & Keepsake Box makes a great gift for any occasion.

Crafted of solid wood with a mahogany lacquer finish, the Jewelry & Keepsake Box is as durable as it is beautiful, and easy to open, yet tight enough to protect its contents from young children.

  • Materials: Solid wood with a mahogany lacquer finish
  • Dimensions: 5.375” x 5.375” x 2.1875”
  • Custom Image Dimensions:  4.5” x 4.5”
  • Best Resolution:  1350 x 1350 pixels
  • Acceptable Resolution:  900 x 900 pixels
  • Full-bleed, Sublimation Printing
  • Ships within 2 business days (allow additional time between Nov 20 and Dec 25)

Buy the Jewelry Box with Degas Blue Dancers only $23.99

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NEW! Pre-Build Photo Products For Sale

How to sell pre-built photo productsNow you can pre-build photo products on dotphoto for special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays, for selling products with your company logo, or for a funny T-shirt idea. Make it easy for your friends and customers to purchase pre-built photo products with just one click.

Great for Pro Photographers & Newspapers
You can set the cropping and ensure proper resolution to make it easy for your customers to purchase. Just one click adds a product to a guest cart. Set your own prices, and the guest price appears in the cart. When you sell at dotphoto, dotphoto sends you money every month!

We’ve made it easier to sell.
1. Make any product and save it as a project. 2. Click on the new Sell link in the main menu, and choose Sell Pre-Built Products. 3. Send the pre-built product link to friends or right-click-copy the link for a particular product.

Try clicking on the products below to see how easy it is for your friends and customers to buy Pre-Built dotphoto Products.

The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop

The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop lets you try different frames, multiple colored mats, and different sizes before you buy. Even better: the dotphoto Frame Shop is not limited to standard sizes or print ratios. Square, narrow or oblong, the photo you see is the photo you get!

Shop for Custom Frames

Watch a video that explains how to customize a frame on dotphoto.

Memorial Day 2019: Remembering Our Fallen

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Memorial Day will be different for me this year. I happened to be in Washington, D.C. on Friday, and saw a new memorial along the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Remembering Our Fallen was inspired by a 2010 newspaper story about a father whose grief was even greater four years after his son had died in Iraq because he felt his son had been forgotten, and the war was not even over.

The happy faces of the fallen — most of them in their teens and twenties — shine with youth and promise in this powerful memorial. One cannot help but reflect upon the grief of thousands of families who have suffered and continue to suffer. I will be thinking of them this Memorial Day.

This is a traveling memorial. If you can’t get to Washington, check here to see when Remembering Our Fallen may be near you.

Remembering Our Fallen Slideshow